WORCESTER, Mass. - Following Becker College's closure, MassDigi announced it will move its award-winning gaming programs to Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
MassDigi will also expand its work with students and companies through a fund created by a new $100,000 grant from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative.
MassDigi focuses on academic cooperation, entrepreneurship and economic development across the state's digital and video games ecosystem. The program has launched more than 30 video games since its creation 10 years ago.
MassDigi executive director Tim Loew said, “We are going to carry a bit of Becker with us wherever we go and, sure it's a little bit bittersweet, but we are excited. This is a great opportunity and we will be able to continue our work.”
WPI president Laurie Leshin said, “It’s going to be so important that we focus on workforce development as we come out of COVID. And things like digital game is a huge industry, more than $150 billion worldwide and MassDigi is key to helping Massachusetts' competitiveness in this important industry
MassDigi says the video game industry supports more than 1,900 jobs statewide and contributes more than $455 million in direct economic activity.
Monday's announcement comes as MassDigi is celebrating its 10-year anniversary.